Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2015 Plans For Edwards and Suarez

Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2015 Plans For Edwards and Suarez

by August 19, 2014 0 comments

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – On Tuesday morning, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez will join the organization in 2015.

Carl Edwards, a 35-year old Columbia, Missouri native will pilot the No. 19 Toyota Camry full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series during the 2015 season. ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards for 17 races, as well.

Edwards currently sits eighth in the driver standings and will compete in this year’s edition of the Chase. So far in 2014, he has amassed two wins, five top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Roush Fenway Racing announced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway back in July that Edwards would part ways with the team that he has competed full time for in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2004. Edwards joins Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and former Roush Fenway Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth next season at Joe Gibbs Racing.

Daniel Suarez, a 22-year old from Monterrey, Mexico who’s currently a member of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program will compete full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and run a partial schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports next season. ARRIS Group, Inc. will support Suarez, as well.

Suarez currently competes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series where he’s the current point leader. In only 12 starts, Suarez has amassed two wins, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, so far in 2014. Back in April of this year, he made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing at Richmond International Speedway. Suarez finished 19th during the event.

Joe Gibbs Racing also announced that the organization will reach out to Mexican and Latin American talent by launching a diversity initiative with Escuderia TELMEX and support from ARRIS Group, Inc. The initiative will place drivers in the NASCAR Toyota Series, as well as other racing series.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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